Roc Nation Sports
|Type||Sports management company|
|Headquarters||Los Angeles, U.S.|
Creative Artists Agency
Roc Nation Sports is the sports management division of American entertainment company Roc Nation.
Formed in 2013, Roc Nation Sports was founded by Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and co-partner Creative Artists Agency, a well regarded talent agency based in Los Angeles. The company is billed as a "full-service sports management company". Roc Nation Sports first major move was to sign New York Yankees All-Star second baseman Robinson Canó. He has also signed New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz and WNBA prospect Skylar Diggins to Roc Nation Sports. Jay-Z also showed interested in signing ice hockey prospect Seth Jones to Roc Nation Sports after the 2013 NHL Draft. In May of 2013, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith joined the agency as his new representation. He is the second NFL player to join Roc Nation Sports. On June 20, 2013 it was revealed that Jay-Z was officially certified as a sports agent for the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball. On June 24, 2013 Roc Nation Sports added the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder's superstar Kevin Durant to the agency.